Everything that goes on in Robert's life is recorded here. Well, not everything.


Books and Stories
Bulding a MAME cabinet
Build a Light Box
Sword of Omens
Mass Effect Gun
Zombie Apocalypse Team
Miscellaneous Projects
2013 Florida Trip
Mac Programs
Matching Seasons
Code Snippets
Dino Comic
Comic Archive
Solar Air Engine
Gates of Shadow


Book: Proofreading Lysanias' Chronicles Book 2.

Game: Working on Element Mining, a match 3 game I made.

Dell Mini 9 Hackintosh (carried in briefcase)
Early 2008 8-core Mac Pro (main machine)
2009 MacBook Pro (used for tabletop gaming)
Custom Built 8-core AMD Gaming PC
Mac Mini (Downstairs, used for maps)

The creation of a Solar Air Engine

Solar Air House Heaters

Posted: 3/1/11

In Feburary of 2011 I discovered the so called "pop can" heater or as I call it, the "solar air engine". The basic idea is putting a bunch of pop cans, painted black, into a box and piping the hot air that comes out into your house/workshop/barn whatever. So I set out to make my own. Most plans I found were incomplete, assuming knowledge or skills the authors had. I had neither knowledge or skills, so I kept a more detailed record. It's contained in a 1.6MB pdf file you can download through this link. I hope it helps you create your own! I used aluminum dryer venting rather then wait for, and cut holes into, hundreds of pop cans.

Air Heater

Posted: 9/16/12

After two years of operation the design flaws in the original became pronounced, and I was soon going to look into ways to fix them. Imagine my surprise when the universe provided exactly what I needed, at exactly the right time. Thanks, universe! Thus the Mark II was created, the tale of which you can download through this link. This is a much better design, but you should still read the original document first, because I don't cover certian things in the second that I covered there.

Mark 2